View Full Version : Look at my birthday present! Old model 70

bailey bud
May 25, 2011, 08:29 PM
Happy birthday to me.....

Happy birthday to me.....

apologies for the large pic size --- I'm still learning new fangled technology.

In any event - to celebrate my birthday - I picked up a rifle.

Details --- 1964 Winchester Model 70 in .30-06
Newer Burris Fullview II 3-9x40 scope, but still has original iron sights, too.
Uncle Mike's leather sling if it matters.

One and only complaint --- the bolt is really heavy feeling. It's not warped, and moves smoothly through the action --- but it's definitely a little on the stiff side (reading the Winchester history books, looks like a normal complaint).

Gun shop says it hasn't been fired for awhile. Bore's pretty clean, though.

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8444/image138m.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/151/image138m.jpg/)

May 26, 2011, 01:10 AM
Congradulations, nice gun, and happy Birthday.

May 26, 2011, 06:38 AM
I really like mine in .300 Win. Mag. Great rifles!:)

May 26, 2011, 09:39 AM
Happy birthday! Very nice rifle.

May 26, 2011, 10:32 AM
I own a slightly younger model 70 in .243. You may discover that your Winchester aims naturally, comes up to and fits the shoulder as if it were a custom fit, and shoots accurately.

A better birthday gift would be another Winchester Model 70.

May 26, 2011, 12:26 PM
Sweet! Happy birthday!

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May 26, 2011, 08:23 PM
You have a fine rifle. I have one with a much later birthday (94-95) but really enjoy it. Make sure the bolt is lubed properly and it will loosen up even though the lugs lock up really tightly.

May 26, 2011, 08:57 PM